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Poster: polarized blue Date: Jun 13, 2011 12:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Treatment

Good point. And those are some of my favorites, but I often think I'm very forgiving of the band. I love about every 70's version that I've heard, | guess I must have listened to them all but not listened carefully enough to critique. I fell in love with this song because of it's simple structure, the wonderful lyrics and of course, Jerry's emotive singing and playing. Sure, I can remember hearing the flubs here and there, but I usually just think 'oops'. I have thought that Comes A Time has so much space between notes, and it's what the band does with those notes that really puts the power into the beauty of this ballad.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 13, 2011 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Treatment

PB,while I am a harsh critic of the bands music you can't help but be very forgiving if you are going to listen their stuff because they are prone to vocal miscues and musical hacks grand and small on pretty much every song they have ever played,I would be hard pressed to present one single song that is error free.That being said I genuinely love a lot of their music and do enjoy most of the 70's versions of Comes a Time,however some songs suffer vocal gaffes or a clunker note not as well as others,a soft introspective ballad can be ruined while Deal or Brown Eyed just move on.I think that the band sold short two of their best songs in Comes a Time and High Time by never taking the time to arrange a version that they could perform properly.